The Family Relationships Institute Inc. (RelateWell) provides valuable, high quality and affordable counselling and therapeutic services in a confidential, safe and supportive environment where you can share your feelings, thoughts and concerns.
Counselling may be helpful if you are feeling anxious, unhappy or unfulfilled in your life by helping you develop the skills and strategies needed to make your life and/or marriage/relationship work. Our psychologists will assist you in gaining awareness, clarity and an outlook.
We operate both a funded and private counselling stream.
Approaches used include:
Coburg, Brunswick West, Glenroy, Springvale and Pascoe Vale
We have an experienced team of fully registered and provisional Psychologists and a Psychotherapist (meet our team via the counselling team link).
Fees are set according to income.
We run both a funded and private counselling stream.
The cost to see a psychologist in our funded stream starts at $20.00.
Bulk Billing available (eligibility applies) via Mental Health Care Plans.
Sessions are for 55 minutes.
Recommended APS (Australian Psychological Society) payment schedule to see a registered psychologist for 46 - 60 minutes is $238.
Is there a Waiting List?
Short waiting list.
Our Registered Psychologists provide psychological treatment to clients under the Medicare GP Mental Health Care Plan. A GP referral to our organisation is required in order to receive this service.
Note: Mental Health Care Plans are for 12 months per calendar year.
Yes, a fee for this service will be assessed on your initial inquiry.
Full payment is required at appointment. After receiving Medicare rebate onsite, your out of pocket expense will commence at $55.00 for a 60 minute session.
BULK BILLING available to eligible clients (unemployed).
You will need a current Medicare card to receive this service.
Yes, our organisation provides counselling via the CAREinMIND Referral pathway.
Your GP will be able to nominate our organisation as the chosen referral at the application stage.
The CAREinMIND pathway is funded by the Australian Government by the Melbourne Primary Care Network.
Your right to confidentiality in counselling is protected under the Family Law Act 1975. Our Psychologists work within this professional code of ethics which obligates them to full confidentiality.
However, confidentiality is limited under the following circumstances: when subpoenaed by a court; failure to disclose information could place you or another person at risk; or when prior approval has been obtained.
For those clients in remote areas, we provide skype counselling services.
Once an appointment has been made to see one of our psychologists, as a whole hour is reserved for the appointment, we require 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of a scheduled consultation. 24 hours' notice is required to allow the time to offer the appointment to another client who is on our cancellation list awaiting an appointment. A fee of $100 will be charged for non-attendance or less than 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.
Morning & Evening appointments (Mon - Fri)
No additional charge for evening appointments
CAREinMIND Mental Health Services
CAREinMIND Suicide Prevention Services
Private Health Insurance rebates
Short waiting period
Low cost counselling from $30 (income assessed)
55-60 minute session
We see people presenting with:
Mental Health Issues
Perinatal Mental Health
Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues
Separation or divorce
Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues
Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues
Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues
Sexuality and sexual identity
Grief & Loss
Abuse & violence in relationships
Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues
Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Glenroy, Springvale, Pascoe Vale